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Get involved...

There are many ways to get involved.


Tell us what you think about our mental health priorities! Send us a message.



Let us know if you wish to receive updates about the new Suicide Prevention project, described here. Send us an email and put in the subject line: Suicide Prevention. 


Listen to a recent webinar  by Dr. Stephen Shore and Dr. Teal Benevides from July 2021, hosted by the Autism Treatment Network-Physical Health.

Why it's important
  • Less than 1% of national funding addresses topics impacting adults with autism (IACC, 2012)
  • There are nearly 500,000 individuals who are aging into adulthood with autism, many without a medial home or an adult healthcare provider who understand adult health.
  • Adults with autism are significantly more likely to have psychiatric, immune, cardiovascular, metabolic, endocrine, neurologic, and gastrointestinal conditions than same-aged adults without autism (Croen, 2015)
  • Many health conditions experienced more frequently by adults with autism are preventable, including hypertension, obesity, depression and mental health conditions, and diabetes.
  • Early death has been reported among adults with autism, as compared to same age adults without autism (Bilder et al., 2013)
  • Adults with autism have a voice and a perspective about their health that has not been shared with the research and medical community.
  • We Need Adults with Autism to Advocate!—what are health outcomes and health interventions that you would prefer?

Autistic Adults

times more likely to die
times greater risk of death in autistic women
times more likely to attempt suicide
autistic individuals aging into adulthood

In the future you can donate